Aalesund Church
Aalesund Church
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
The first church that was built where alesund Church lies today, was designed by Heinrich Schrimer, and constructed in 1854. This church was damaged in the Town Fire in 1904, even though it was built in brick. The present alesund Church was designed by Sverre Knudsen, and the first stone was laid down by King Haakon the 7th in July 1906. The church was inaugurated in 1909, and was built in concrete, and dressed with marble from Northern More. The frescoes and beautiful stained glass windows were made by Martin Enevold Thomt and Oddvar Straume, and the glass gable windows behind the organ were a gift from the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. The font is made from Italian marble, and the church has got three bells of various sizes. The organ has got 64 tunes, and is one of the largest in Norway. The church is usualy closed on monday and saturday, unless there is a cruise ship in town. Except under wedding ceremonies. Also, the church is closed for tourist before and during funerals.
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  • CaribMark
    Charleston, South Carolina156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A short walk to a special church.
    This stone church is so worth the easy uphill walk, 3 blocks from the center of town. There's a 5 krona donation at the door. Much about this church is dedicated to fishermen and seafarers. The detailed stain glass shows bible stories including Peter's being saved when he tried to walk on the water. Be sure to look for the ship in the center rear of the knave. The altar art goes from the nativity to the resurrection. If you're lucky in the afternoon, the organist may be playing and the sound will move you.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Pauline Cass
    78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aalesund Church
    Aalesund church was destroyed in 1904 when most of the town was burnt by fire. The church was rebuilt in 1909. The town was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style. The stained glass windows are beautiful and depict St Peter in a fishing boat being saved by Jesus and Jesus birth and Jesus in the cross and His Ascension You can go up into the Organ Area on the next floor where you have an excellent view of the alter and church from above. There is a charge but it is well worth the donation.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the Art Nouveau style.
    Like the whole city, the previous parish church burned down in a big fire on January 23, 1904. The foundation stone of the new church was laid in 1906 by the new Norwegian King Haakon VII. Architect Sverre Knudsen designed the church in the Art Nouveau style. In the same style that the whole city was rebuilt. After 3 years, the construction of the church was completed. Interestingly, the facade was lined with marble. Not a cheap solution. The church was closed, so I couldn't evaluate the interior. ..
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 February 2024
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Like the whole city, the previous parish church burned down in a big fire on January 23, 1904. The foundation stone of the new church was laid in 1906 by the new Norwegian King Haakon VII. Architect Sverre Knudsen designed the church in the Art Nouveau style. In the same style that the whole city was rebuilt. After 3 years, the construction of the church was completed. Interestingly, the facade was lined with marble. Not a cheap solution. The church was closed, so I couldn't evaluate the interior. ..
Written 22 February 2024
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Pauline Cass
78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Aalesund church was destroyed in 1904 when most of the town was burnt by fire. The church was rebuilt in 1909.
The town was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style.
The stained glass windows are beautiful and depict St Peter in a fishing boat being saved by Jesus and Jesus birth and Jesus in the cross and His Ascension

You can go up into the Organ Area on the next floor where you have an excellent view of the alter and church from above.

There is a charge but it is well worth the donation.
Written 11 August 2023
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CaribMark
Charleston, SC156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This stone church is so worth the easy uphill walk, 3 blocks from the center of town. There's a 5 krona donation at the door. Much about this church is dedicated to fishermen and seafarers. The detailed stain glass shows bible stories including Peter's being saved when he tried to walk on the water. Be sure to look for the ship in the center rear of the knave. The altar art goes from the nativity to the resurrection. If you're lucky in the afternoon, the organist may be playing and the sound will move you.
Written 7 August 2023
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Thowdmon
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
So glad we found it open, as it was closing lunchtime, when we left. Not the oldest of churches, being about 110 years old. But at a quick glance could have been 200 / 300 years old.
I do like the sailing boat hanging in so many Norwegian churches.
For me seeing a couple of stuffed animals on a bench near the entrance shouted, ‘Children welcome.’ And I loved it.
I could have spent quite a while sitting quietly at the front, lost in reflective thoughts. I am a Christian from another country, but it was so obviously not just a ‘house of God’, but a ‘Home of God.’
Written 23 June 2023
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Lynn M
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Met at the door by a volunteer who gave us some written information about the church which is beautiful. Stunning art work and stain glass windows. Well worth a visit .
Written 27 May 2023
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Ronald D
Shrewsbury, UK728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Witnessed a lovely wedding taking place in the beautiful stone built church which would have been interesting to explore further but alas the wedding had it's priority!!
Written 25 June 2022
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honeeybee1
Budapest, Hungary11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Business
Unfortunately the church is almost always closed. But the surroundings as all Alesund is gorgeous. The city is worth a visit no doubt.
Written 23 April 2022
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Ge S
Virginia Beach, VA115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is worth a visit, not least because it is such a differently designed and decorated chuch. The situation of the church and chuch yard is beautiful. Gorgeous gardens and vegetation around. The church itself is beautiful stone and very unique in Norway. Inside the decor is very much early 20th century and so are mosaiques in windows. Quite different, not my favorite, but definitely worth studying as it is characteristic of early last century and very much German inspired from those days.
Written 28 September 2020
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Pim G
Rotterdam, The Netherlands884 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nice looking church from the outside. Unfortunately it was closed when we were there. It’s a short walk from the city center and the environment is also nice to see, so nice to have seen it.
Written 17 December 2019
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Fred L
Picton, Canada160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Unique church stone architecture and paintings and ceramic works inside make this a photogenic spot, but the acoustics are too poor to hear the preacher. It is a State Church - typical in Norway - dictated and run by the country.
Written 23 September 2019
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